Stacey DeMarco, Center Director
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.
Words From Our Families
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
We are writing to acknowledge a special teacher in our daughter Alex's life. In the last year that our daughter Alex has been in Jr. Preschool, Ms. Menka has done an outstanding job providing excitement, laughter and love to all of the kids in her class. Her dedication (holiday performance, bringing in her china tea set, thorough parent reports) and spirit (peanut butter jelly song, books, workout routine) have provided a truly happy and caring place for our toddler to spend her days. Alex always talks about Ms. Menka every night (even though she's moved on to preschool) and even talks about her while she sleeps at night ("which one should I pick Ms. Menka?")! Thank you KinderCare for finding these special teachers!”
Molly and Reno D. - KinderCare Parent
I have two sons who attend KinderCare in Paramus, New Jersey. Jack is four and Danny is three months old. Jack has had a great year with Ms. Anika, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Erica (Prekindergarten I). He has learned to write and is learning to read. I am so proud of him and the progress he has made this year. I truly feel that Ms. Anika, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Erica care about their students. Jack also works with Ms. Steph in Kelsey. He has made a great deal of progress working with Ms. Steph as well. I feel that she also truly cares about her students.<br /> Danny has just started in Infant I with Ms. Jeanine and Ms. Jessica. Danny has transitioned nicely. I feel that the teachers do a great job caring for him. The classroom is a lovely and clean environment for an infant. The teachers utilize appropriate toys and books. In addition, the children are presented with appropriate sensory activities, such as making footprints. There is music on and a smile on Danny's face when I pick him up.<br /> The teachers in both classes as well as the administrative staff are always willing to speak with me regarding questions, concerns or just about the boys' progress. I just wanted to acknowledge what a great job these teachers doing. Thank you!”
Annmarie L. - KinderCare Parent
My two-year-old started at KinderCare part-time when I was pregnant with my second. The transition to daycare was difficult for all of us but the staff at Paramus KinderCare made it so much easier. I knew every day that I was dropping her off that she would be safe and engaged in developmentally appropriate learning. The teachers have been high quality teachers, who my daughter has loved. The child who cried every morning for 2 weeks, now looks forward to seeing her teachers and classmates.
Additionally, the administrative staff was always very friendly and available to discuss any questions or concerns that we had. I was also very impressed by how involved they are with the children and how they know each and everyone by name. We recently had a change to our status and will have to leave KinderCare but we miss the facility, staff, and directors!”
Xiomara S. - KinderCare Parent